Loper, Mississippi

Rhodes, Mississippi

Perry County and Jones County

Population: 

Town incorporated:  no

Post office: Loper March 10, 1906 to May 31, 1908

                    Rhodes- Feb 9, 1915 to Oct. 31, 1919

Railroads: MJ&KC- NOM&C- GM&N- GM&O

 

Next Town North- Blodgett

Milepost 87.5 before 1908

Milepost 88.8 after 1908

Milepost 88.54 on valuation map

(from Mobile)

Next Town South- Foley

1922 soil survey map

1964 USGS topo map

HISTORY by Tony Howe:

This location was originally called Loper. In 1908 it was renamed Rhodes. In 1914 J. M. Hemphill Lumber Co. built a large mill here. It was sold to J. M. Griffin in 1917 and burned in 1919 and not rebuilt. 

INDUSTRY-

J. M. Hemphill Lumber Co. 1914-1917

J. M. Griffin 1917-1919

 

A view showing most of "downtown" Rhodes across from the mill. The building at right is the lumber company office, and next to it is the company commissary.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BUSINESSES (per RG Dun & Co)

not listed in 1910

 

 

 

 

 

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